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Old 11-13-2004, 01:47   #1 (permalink)
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Airforce Harrier Falls Out of Sky

Ha! It would of been hilarious to been there when this happenend.

http://www.big-boys.com/articles/harrierfalls.html
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Old 11-13-2004, 02:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Airforce Harrier Falls Out of Sky

doh!

"sorry sir, I only put $10 of fuel in since its a friday and so expensive"

I wonder what happened to it.
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Old 11-13-2004, 02:24   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Airforce Harrier Falls Out of Sky

Ha I like the way the pilot land's were the plane went down.
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Old 11-13-2004, 03:43   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Airforce Harrier Falls Out of Sky

Harriers have had problems before when hovering - i'm not too sure on the correct term for it, but Harriers hover by turning their exhaust nozzels downwards. Now of course, being an exhaust of a jet engine, the temperature of the exhaust fumes/air is extremely hot.

Now, assuming that everyone has a rough knowledge of how a jet turbine works, what can happen is that the engine re-inducts this already hot air, causing some sort of compression lock in the engine, causing the engine to "stall".

As far as I knew this was more of a tendancy for long time low level hovering, but that may possibly be what happened in this case.

oh yeah also - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2168921.stm
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Re: Airforce Harrier Falls Out of Sky

Love to know what G force are for the evac explosion.
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Love to know what G force are for the evac explosion.
12 to 14 G Apparently - http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...Ejector%20seat

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That much?

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Old 11-13-2004, 04:21   #8 (permalink)
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is this why they have life jackets in planes not parachutes?
very expensive landing
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Old 11-13-2004, 12:49   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Airforce Harrier Falls Out of Sky

more of the same kind of thing if your interested...

http://www.luckypuppy.net/MADDOGJET/mishaps.html
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Old 11-13-2004, 15:41   #10 (permalink)
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Oops. That would be a tough one to explain...
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